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August 2, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 32
- Woe: Mexico. Fraud and corruption are a fact of life in Mexican elections; and this one was no different. Page 2
- A Yes to "No". Local activists speak out against Mayor Nickels' "Big Did" plan for the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Page 3
- No Room. An unprecedented number of women in need are being turned away from local shelters. Page 4
- Bike the Power. Larger-than-normal Critical Mass is calm, one month after assault by cops. Page 5
Table of Contents:
Marching One by One: Local vet says disenchanted soldiers like him will end the Iraq War by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: As a medic in Vietnam, filmmaker Randy Rowland "decided there better be a damn good reason to suffer like this."
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Left at the Alter. Marriage effort moves from the courts to the legislature. By Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 10 [RE: Defense of Marriage Act, Janice Van Cleve]
Editorial: Pobre De Mexico. Mexican elections riddled with fraud and corruption by Roberto Maestas | El Centro de la Raza, Page 2
Change Agent: Glen Milner by Rachel Rubinstein, Page 3
- Picture: Glen Milner, going to sea in the face of Seafair's military pageantry.
- Photo by Michael Dopps
Just Saying No. Anti-tunnel activists want public vote on viaduct. By Jessica Knapp, Page 3
| Quote by John Fox, Seattle Displacement Coalition
Just Heard… By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
- Whose voice? [RE: SHA tenants protested Sybil Bailey’s nomination to Board of Commissioners]
- High-end exemption [RE: How high should rents be that get Multifamily Housing Property Tax Exemption, Tom Ferguson]
- Katrina homecoming [RE: Social Change Caravan Coalition]
Out Cold. More women finding shelters full. By Cydney Gillis, Page 4
| Quote by Rev. Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch
Short Takes, Page 4
- Breaking Ground by Lydia DePillis (RE: DESC started construction at 415 10th Ave, Ron Sims, Greg Nickels]
- For losing suit, plaintiff may pay [RE: Arion Court, Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI), Sharon Lee]
- Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
- Picture: Flowers, signs of appreciation, and cards expressing condolences were left outside the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where a man killed one and wounded five employees on Friday.
- Photo by Adam Hyla
Road Rage Cooling. Swelled by assault incident, Critical Mass bike ride goes smoothly. By Lydia DePillis, Pages 5, 10
- Picture: Bikers at the Friday, July 28, 2006 Critical Mass, the first since rider Zachary Treisman was charged with a felony for defending another rider from undercover Metro Transit deputies.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Interview: Author Anthony Flint says rampant growth destroys community and makes us less healthy. Interview by Dena Burke, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Anthony Flint wants to tame sprawling suburbs with smart growth.
- Photo by Dena Burke
Poem: Growing Old by J. Glenn Evans, Page 7
Book Review: When the Lying Lay Down with the Lamb. Book: Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg. Review by Timothy Harris, Page 8
Adventuresses, Not Caricatures. Film: Descent. Written and Directed by Neil Marshall. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Shauna MacDonald in Descent
Adventures in Irony: On the Basis of Race or Breed © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Ask A Lawyer. Real-Life answers to your legal hassles, Page 9
Thanks to Access to Justice Institute, Seattle University, School of Law, and Foster Pepper
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- Corruption of the Best by Silence Dogood | Seattle
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar. Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
Director's Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
Wage Raise yes, Tax Cut No
- Issue: The federal minimum wage has remained at $5.15 an hour since 1997. While Washington State has a significantly higher minimum wage, 29 states use the standard set by the federal government. U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy is leading the effort to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour. His latest effort didn't receive the votes needed to pass, and now House Republicans are attempting to tie an increase in the minimum wage to a repeal of the estate tax and a reduction in pay for tipped employees.
Mockingbird Times, August 2006, Vol. VI, Issue 8
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